East Gwillimbury (EG) is home to a vibrant arts and culture scene, with many diverse attractions, activities, public art, urban design and architecture, heritage spaces, community organizations, dining experiences, events, festivals and more to enjoy each year! For more information, please visit the Arts and Culture page on the Town's website.

Existing and prospective employees will appreciate the diversity of experiences that our community brings, and there are many opportunities for corporate engagement and sponsorship. Get involved and start planting your roots in the community today!

Check out the Town's Municipal Cultural Plan and Cultural Mapping Project, guided by our Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee, to learn even more.

Public art

Public art contributes to the harmony and vitality of a community. With a growing resident base, we actively look for new ways to integrate more public art spaces in the downtown core, creating more interesting and appealing living spaces for both residents and tourists in the process.

Public library

The East Gwillimbury Public Library, founded in 1974 by Town Council, provides all residents with access to knowledge, learning, discovery and understanding on a wide range of topics for all ages.

The Public Library features two branch locations, one in Holland Landing and one in Mount Albert.

Community groups and service clubs

Check out a comprehensive listing of EG's community groups and service clubs, including seniors clubs, healthcare support networks, artists' associations, nature clubs, community services and more.

Events and festivals

View the Town's upcoming events Community Event Calendar to see what's on the horizon. Throughout the pandemic, Town staff continue to find creative ways to offer virtual or physically-distanced programming based on our ever-popular annual town run events including:

  • Farmers' Market
  • Music at Civic Square - Live music performed throughout July and August at East Gwillimbury Civic Square
  • Movies in the Park - Movie screenings to residents of all ages under the stars
  • Culture Days EG - A free festival that teaches residents new skills, with live music, face painting, balloon animals and live demonstrations in topics such as gardening, tennis, butter churning, yoga, belly dancing and more!
  • Green Up, Clean Up - A town debris collection event, led by the Town's Environmental Advisory Community and volunteers, complete with a barbecue lunch, hosted by the Holland Landing Lion's Club
  • Celebration of EG Volunteers - A Town-planned initiative and thank you event for all the hard-working and generous volunteers who are the roots of our strong community
  • New Year's Pancake Breakfast and Skate - Brought to you by our Mayor and Council, residents can enjoy pancake breakfasts and a family skate to celebrate the new year
  • Family Fun Day - Family Day activities provided by the Town in February, with activities, puppet shows, arts and crafts, hot chocolate, cookies and skating
  • Easter Bunny Hike - Annual hike held around Easter at Vivian Creek Park, with all families and EG residents welcome!
  • Canada Day Celebration - Our annual Canada Day event featuring petting zoos, face painting, heritage games, food vendors, a concert and fireworks
  • Haunted Halloween Hike - Boo! Bring your costumes and flashlights for a free Halloween spooky team hike at Anchor Park
  • Remembrance Day Service - Our annual Nov. 11 service held at the cenotaph in front of the Town Civic Centre, held in conjunction with the Royal Canadian Legion
  • Santa Claus Parade - Our Santa Claus Parade rolls through Sharon, with free skates, children's activities and a visit with Santa
  • New Year's Eve Celebration - Our annual New Year's Eve celebration held by the Town and its various volunteers and sponsors, allowing residents to ring in the new year together as a community. Happy New Year!